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11 Jun
B&M sales up on DIY, gardening spree during Covid lockdown

B&M European Value Retail reported a rise in sales in the first eight weeks of the new fiscal year as locked-down Britons took advantage of the sunny weather to do home repairs and gardening during the coronavirus crisis.

29 May
UK confirms coronavirus jobs package to be scaled back by Oct

The UK government confirmed it was scaling back its coronavirus job retention scheme with businesses having to meet 20% of their wage bill for furloughed workers by October.

29 May
London mayor calls on govt to retain free travel for children

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has resumed his war of words with the government over the conditions attached to London's £1. 6bn transport system bailout.

28 May
Nissan to close Spain plant, axe 2,800 jobs as profits plunge

Nissan said it was closing its Barcelona factory with the loss of 2,800 jobs as the Japanese carmaker reported its first net loss in 11 years.

28 May
Travel firms slam UK govt plans for Covid quarantine

More than 75 travel industry firms have called on the UK government to scrap plans to force visitors to forcibly quarantine visitors on arrival.

28 May
FirstGroup generates more cash than expected at start of year

Public transport operator FirstGroup said it had generated more cash than expected in the first month of the new financial year as coronavirus lockdown measures started to ease.

28 May
Stagecoach sees adjusted EPS of 12-14p; Liquidity up to £814m

Bus operator Stagecoach said it expected full year adjusted earnings per share of between 12. 5p - 14p as it reported an increase in available liquidity to deal with the coronavirus impact.

28 May
Quarter of UK firms will struggle under Covid wage scheme changes - IoD

A quarter of businesses using the UK government's coronavirus Job Retention Scheme said they would struggle to contribute to furloughed workers’ salaries from August, according to the Institute of Directors (IoD).

27 May
France Q2 GDP could fall by 20%, says stats agency

France’s economy could contract by 20% in the second quarter as it felt the impact of lockdown measures taken to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the INSEE official statistics agency said on Wednesday.

27 May
Global energy investment to plunge by $400bn - IEA

Global energy investment was set to plunge by a record $400bn this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, threatening the security of future supply and moves to cleaner alternatives, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday.

27 May
Provident Financial volumes fall 20% as lending rules tighten

Doorstep lender Provident Financial said new business volumes fell 20% in the four months to April 30 as it tightened lending rules in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

27 May
Britvic defers decision on dividend on Covid-19 concerns

Drinks maker Britvic deferred its interim dividend as it weighed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which it said was still hitting profits at around £12m - £18m a month.

26 May
Axa to meet some French Covid-19 business claims

French insurance company AXA on Tuesday said it would pay out most claims from restaurant owners hit by the coronavirus pandemic after a court ruled in favour of one affected business.

26 May
UK govt unveils full list of shops allowed to re-open in Covid easing

The British government on Tuesday revealed the full list of retailers that can reopen under new coronavirus lockdown easing guidelines, with fashion and betting shops set to open doors on June 15.

26 May
Asia report: Shares higher on post Covid recovery hopes

Asian shares closed higher on Tuesday, ignoring the threat of more political instability on Hong Kong as investors eyed the first human trials of a coronavirus vaccine by pharma firm Novavax.

26 May
Kainos scraps dividend, cuts exec pay in response to Covid-19

Kainos said it was scrapping a final dividend and waiving executive director salaries for six months to cut costs as it dealt with the coronavirus pandemic impact.

26 May
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Aston Martin confirms exit of CEO Palmer

Luxury car maker Aston Martin confirmed the departure of chief executive Andy Palmer and his replacement by Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers.

22 May
Burberry slashes dividend as Covid lockdown hammers sales

Fashion retailer Burberry pulled its final dividend and took a £241m hit to profits related to the coronavirus pandemic.

22 May
Frasers could 'potentially' re-open stores in June

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley said his Frasers Group stores could potentially re-open on June 1 in line with government proposals for a phased easing of coronavirus lockdown measures.

22 May
Spectris April sales hit by Covid-19 lockdowns

April like-for-like sales at scientific instrument maker Spectris fell 21% as it felt the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.